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, hurricane sandy will come ashore, bringing some of the most dangerous conditions seen in decades. >> this morning, major east coast cities are literally shut down, and coastal communities have already been evacuated. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> usually we say good morning. but it doesn't seem appropriate on this monday. all eyes on sandy, what's going to be a very tough probably 36 to 72 hours for millions of folks along the east coast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900-mile superstorm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. just think of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> i know. from cloud to cloud. that's a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete coverage of hurricane sandy, the forecast, the storm's track and very important, tips to help you and your family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empt
>>> this morning on "world news now" -- shut down for sandy. life in much of the northeast has ground to a halt. as we await the arrival of this super storm. >> the warnings have been dire. and now the hurricane looks like it will live up to the worst predictions with 50 million people in its path. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> it feels strange to say good morning. it's more like an ominous morning for so many of us today. what a weird monday morning. we have you covered. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. as hurricane sandy will be slamming into the east coast, but its impact is going to be felt across the country. as everything from air travel to the federal government to the stock market is shut down. in the calm before the storm. an eerie silence in times square with mass transit across new york city halted. ahead of the hurricane. not just mass transit, bus, light rail, amtrak on the east coast, airlines, the city is for all intents and purposes shut down. >> nothing, nothing going on. the scope of the
. thank you, brandi. >>> we turn to one of the most haunting images from sandy. a destructive fire turned a queens new york neighborhood into a pile of burning embers. >> the flames ripping through 111 homes fanned by sandy's powerful wind. this morning it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thing you can save? >> nothing i can really identify. except for the kitchen tile and bathroom tile. >> reporter: while the cause is unknown, there is no question the fire was ferocious. the flames were fed by hurricane-force winds. hydrants were submerged. fire engines stranded helplessly blocks away by rising f floodwaters. >> in a community of 4,200 homes. of a community that lost the most people during 9/11. firefighters
of entertainment studios. caught lightning in a bottle. >> awe of course the big news, hurricane sandy is on a dangerous collision course with the east coast expected to cause havoc for millions of folks who will face property damage as well as some times pretty lengthy power outages as well. >> new jersey and seven other states and the district of columbia, are all under states of emergency. it is the jersey shore expected to bear the brunt of hurricane sandy which is on track to make landfall a little bit later today or early tuesday. >> the list of canceled flights, well as the you can imagine that list keeps growing. more than 7,000,000 scrubbed so far and the ripple effect of the airline shutdowns will be felt across the country for several days to come. now the impact is starting to spread to europe and asia as well as airlines cancel flights to new york, washington and big u.s. cities. of course, the biggest, new york. we are bracing for the worst in the big apple. sandy makes its slow approach. mass transit, comes to a grinding halt. more than 1 million school children are stay
jennings. tens of millions are bracing themselves for hurricane sandy. >> live picture from virginia beach. we don't have that picture now the storm surge there is severe. it is on track to collide with winter storm if the west antarctic air to form a super storm. >> people have been ordered to evacuate from atlantic city, new jersey, casinos are boarded up and closed, part of the boardwalk has wash wad way. >> tourists and locals are preparing for flooding and power outages. in new york city waves are splashing over the sea walls. here's t.j. winick live. >> reporter: good afternoon whether here on the southern tip of new jersey or 150 miles north up in new york city, we are expect to see water rise from 6 to 11 feet. it could have a devastating impact on the east coast. forcasters predict this could be the worst storm in two generations. hurricane sandy is strengthening and heading north. with 50 million in its path. the eye is expect to make landfall late monday night in atlantic city, new jersey but will.i.am pack communites hundreds of miles away. >>> -- >> -- >> this is going to be a
storms as he seen. this one caught him by surprise. unbelievable. >> it was the perfect storm. sandy fueled a massive fire in queens, one of the most destructive in the history of the city. >> this story is beyond heartbreaking. the wind-driven flames ripped through block after block, destroying more than 100 homes, 111, latest count. firefighters managed to rescue two dozen people. floodwaters kept them from tackling the blaze full on. before it was over, the neighborhood was unrecognizable reduced to nothing but smouldering ash. >> the life got ripped out of you. that's a good description. >> i have over 34 years on the job. i have never seen this before. this amount of devastation. >> amazingly there only a few minor injuries. breezy point was also devastated on 9/11, losing 37 residents, including firefighters in the world trade center. also the home currently to a representative in congress as well. >> take a look at the video. it is apocalyptic, the scenes. in all, 111 homes all burned. they don't know the cause just yet. that is look a movie scene out of there. out of all the
this morning." the damage from sandy is staggering. more than 50 dead and nearly 7 million people without power. >> the storm has crippled travel along the east coast. we are inside an airline command center to see the struggle to get back to normal. >> and a massive construction crane continues to dangle over midtown manhattan. john miller takes us inside what went wrong. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's the worst thing that happened in this city, certainly, since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> the death toll continues to rise as a result of the storm. >> more than 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey certainly hit the hardest. >> itis sight of devastation that makes it look as if there had been a bombing there. >> rescue teams trying to go house to house helping those who could not leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours now. no cold. no heat. no electric. a lot of them were just tired. >> it could take days befo
burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up. from bal harbour, homes are filled with the smell of diesel fuel to the smoke in breezy point. new yorkers are trying to come to grips with the long road ahead. >> just where the kids grew up. it is the only, only house they have ever known. >> reporter: tom duffy one of the new yorkers, sifting through the rubble with his hands. carefully turning over charred pieces of what was part of his life. the family home here in breezy point, one of more than 100, leveled, by the fire. >> i can't believe, just, two month as go we were down here. it's crazy. >> what do you do when this is what you are coming home to, where do you start? when you are trying to rebuild. you start small. grab what you can. what the fire didn't take. and then come together. something that the governor expressed as h
the east oast braving thelements. aught in sandy's fury. worst wind that had. >> weather channel meteorologist jim cantore with maria today. feel like it was bad thought it would be? >> maybe a little worse, actually. there's water four feet high in the streets and cars floating round. it was a movie set everywhere ou turned. > rosie o'donnell snapping his pic of her dock in hambles. maria shriver, hyannisport overed in water. w yorkers turning into eporters on the web. of this building heap of rubble. tourist attraion today, a disaster zone. beep]. >> one man in his car floating own 14th street. > need to get out and get in a car. > and a jet skier on a new york road turned into a river. "the new york times" with this ime lapapse video as the storm hit. he donald hunkered down in his rump fortress, tweeting in "everything's normal" pic today. > my office is open, the building is a rock and doesn't budge. > this is the moment much of manhattan was plunged into arkness. wild video of a transformer exploding. crews furiously working to get electricity back on. > power outages for m
a week away. melissa: hurricane sandy pounding the east coast. we have rubber great and jeff flock covering this. >> we have emergency officials from the fire department telling people to leave. it is in evacuation zone after all. obviously, it is closed today. sandbags outside. lots of tourist there incidentally taking pictures. getting a little more than they bargained for with their trip to new york. there are a few shops open. down here in battery park, you cannot even find a starbucks or mcdonald's that is open much less one of the local dailies. they are all closed up. it will be a large impact. i heard from the president of bliss at the spot, i am sure you know it well, melissa, it is really unfortunate that they had to close. this things always seem to happen at the end of the month. what would they rather do than go to the spa, but unfortunately, he could not get his workers in. so many of these places are closing down, including the restaurant we are standing in the backyard of, really. we did have water coming almost all the way up earlier at high tide around 9:00 a.m. t
in northeast start getting their lives back to normal. the devastation from superstorm sandy, is massive. in aftermath of storm 39 people are dead tonight, in manhattan, 18 people. more than 8 million people are without power, here in network america city especially, much of manhattan still without power, we'll cover other parts of the region as well, city's transit system still shut down and could be for days, but the thousand mile wide storm is moving west today across pennsylvania, and ohio. with winds near 50-miles an hour, it will head back to new york tate later tonight, the storm is getting weaker, forecasters warn sandy could bring heavy rain and flooding, sandy brought blizzard conditions to west virginia, and neighboring states like north carolina, with snowfall nearing 3 feet in some places, some worse damage in new jersey, sandy sent tidal rav tied waivee throughout -- wave surge throughout the night, jeff flock is joining us from point plsant, new jersey, what are you seeing. i'm just glad to see you again. i've been worried watching you cover the storm. >> reporter: it star
to life. superstorm sandy is living up to all warnings. at least 35 people have been killed. more than eight mill are without power. djg -- million are without power. sandy is leaving death, darkness and flooding as it moves inland. >> oh my gosh. no walls. >> reporter: the storm lost hurricane status monday as it made landfall on the new jersey shore 80 mile per hour winds. sandy had enough strength to flood lower manhattan with 13 foot storm surge and pushed this 700 ton tanker on to a staten island street. new york city subways under several feet of water. >> we've got all our resources to get everything open i am >> reporter: the damage is extensive in new york. a crane collapsed and still dangling 80 stories above streets. >> get on the sidewalk. >> reporter: major hospital was evacuated after its back-up generators failed. >> this is an infant. more more than 50 homes were destroyed when two fires sparked in the rockaways. >> couldn't get any apparatus. we had a boat got in the boat and went down there >> reporter: firefighters rescued dozens trapped, using that boat. damage wide
on that show. >> bruno, we understand some somber moments as well. they did pay tribute to the hurricane sandy victims as well, right? >> yes. the hosts brad paisley and carrie underwood, who have been hosting it for five years in a row now, before they started the monologue, they urged people to make a donation to the red cross society. and brad, before he performed his own song "southern comfort zone" lifted some words from "empire new york state of mind," and new york and new jersey and urged people to pray for them. >> that's sort of unusual to have the same host for five years in a row. how did they do this year? how are they doing. >> they were great. i don't though why brad paisley wasn't chosen to host "idol" instead of keith urban. he is a tremendous comedian. he's fast on his feet and carrie underwood is great if she ever wants to host her own show. >> interesting. >> big endorsement from bruno this morning. of course, you can't talk about awards without mentioning taylor swift. how did the belle of the ball do last night? >> the belle of the ball was shut out of every single nominat
woos would be added. it's so intriguing the dynamics playing out in the northeast with sandy. when we started with a big calendar ticking down the job reports and the one right before the election, there was some analysis this would be big. it's not. >> one thing that's sort of odd and interesting about this is the three states with the worst unemployment levels, california, nevada and new jersey are solidly democratic. the whole republican argument that this administration has made things worse clearly is not working in those states where things are, in fact, the worst. in other states like nebraska, kansas, north dakota where there's extremely low employment because of shale gas and agriculture, republicans are winning. it's an interesting dynamic in the election in that respect. the real challenge for any new administrati administration, whether it's president obama or governor romney, is we treat it as a national problem and we have huge varieties between states and education levels and gender. >> let's talk about the psyc psychology of it. are people looking at the numbers and me
feet after hurricane sandy. >>> but from the streets to the subways, it is far from business as usual. it's thursday, november 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. a familiar face back in the house. >> yes. i'm so, so happy to be here. i have been trapped in westchester county in my home. >> no power. we have power here. no power at home. >> nice and warm here. [ laughter ] >> i get it. >> so we are healthy and safe. >> and that's what counts. >> that's what counts. >> absolutely. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. we'll get the latest on the wreckage, the rescues and the recovery in the wake of sandy in just a moment. >>> also this half hour, just five days until the election. we haven't been talking about that. >> what election? what? what? >> -- because of the storm. as the campaign trail and the hurricane's trail of destruction crisscross. >> it was an amazing day yesterday between the president and governor christie in new jersey. >> oh, yes. >> no one quite gets or understands how this w
'll see you then. martha, have a great day. martha: keep a close eye on hurricane sandy and "happening now" coming up right now. >> undoubtedly be some deaths that are caused by the intensity of this storm, by the floods, by the tide dal surge and by the waves. the more responsibly citizens act the fewer people will die. jenna: a dire warning from maryland governor martin o'malley, advising people to prepare for the worst. maryland declaring a state of emergency as the storm is almost 1000 miles wide barrels towards the coast. the threat so serious the virginia task force one, the state's top urban rescue and search team has just been activated. 80 personnel with k-9 teams will move out as soon as sandy has passed. the storm's impact felt across the country. travelers stranded in cities up and down the east coast. thousands of flights already canceled. rail service through the northeast also suspended. mass transit in big cities like new york and philadelphia and boston is shutting down. thousands in low-lying coastal communities forced to flee sandy's wrath. people sandbagging, preparing
of the recovery, sandy, remain without power in the storm region. some areas likely to be without -- some of you in the ameri mta as a -- we're getting word from coned, the utility here in manhattan, tre to have electricity restored to the island of manhattan. >> not only that people are using cars more and more to get around because of the public transport limit people with generators need gas line to run them. >> wait until you hear the one on the distraught. i'm going to cancel. it just seems like a bad idea in terms of you drink a little too much. i'm not a big gasoline and fiber. >> and monster drinks are about as far as i'm willing to go on that front, as far as box drinks. >> there's an awful lot of cane in new orleans. >> jim just broke, for a minute it was exclusive. phil jones us talking about mall mali staying at ford. >> we're listening to the conference call where mallalay and -- one thing to keep in mind that's very important is that he did not want to just lead ford because this is a company that has a long and really a bad track record when it comes to ceo succession. he looks at
says it's like a stopped up drain. >>> aside from all those problems triggered by sandy, people in new york's blackout zone are now worrying about their safety. some of the buildings in lower manhattan have beefed up security since plunging into darkness. reside residents -- after residents were terrified that would-be robbers got into homes by posing as utility workers promising to restore power. extra doormen have now been called into double-check i.d.s. can you imagine? >> i know. there's been isolated reports of the looting and scams like that that always happens after air tragedy. people always take advantage of the vulnerable chaotic situation. >> it's just terrible. >> got to believe in karma with folks like that. >> officials have always said security will increase as the lights come back on. >> that is somewhat easier said than done. as abc's ron claiborne reports the effort to get the power glowing again is now a national one. >> reporter: it's a massive effort for a massive problem. 64,000 utility workers in a dozen states working around the clock to turn the power on. in re
point, pittsburgh, detroit. it's not going to end. sandy, what's left of it, large area of low pressure spinning over canada continuing to usher in chilly air. a couple showers here, nothing much in the way of precipitation but this northwesterly wind will continue. that brings that chilly air in out of can did turning progressively colder each night headed through the weekend and that sets the stage for potentiacoastal snowstorm. wouldn't be anything like sandy here. more your typical nor'easter. two potential paths, one could take it out to sea. rob and sunny, back to you. >> say it ain't so. >>> new york officials are facing criticism for going forward with the new york marathon this sunday despite the devastation left behind by sandy. the actual course through the city's five boroughs suffered little damage. runners will arrive by bus or ferry to the starting line in staten island and traces of the storm have already been cleared from the finish line in central park. mayor miael bloomberg defended the decision to hold the race. >> by sunday we'll have electricity back downtown. that
. the reporters in peril cering monster hurricane sandy. >> those buildings might be destroyed already. >> houses walker -- washing away, cruise ships pound and worst is yet to come. maria covering the chaos on her video diary. then, donald in danger? where trump's hiding out. >> you're staying? >> i live or die with it. >> wall street, the subways, the tv shows shut down. howard stern, kelly and michael going on with the show and we're there. >> the subways are closed. >> w escaped an earthquake only to get caught in the hurricane? the trael nigmare. >> i'm stuck in chicago. >> 1000 flights canceled. our travel detective, peter greenberg today, with five things the airlines won't tell you. >> the airlines say to call us on the 800 number. >> the parallels to hold wood's disaster movies from 2012 to the day after tomorrow, is fiction that far from reality? fm the center of t storm, this is "extra." >> w welcome to "extra,"'m maria menounos here in new york city. mario, i'm on the hudson river where the winds have picked up, the water is quickly rising and the storm is about to break. >> we have b
'm kristen sze the military is bringing in help to restore power for victims of sandy. >>> from california to new york loaded with equipment and crews. let's look at pictures of devastation to homes and businesses on the new jersey shore overwhelming. millions of homes are without power. pg&e is helping to provide some of the equipment. the death toll is at least 70. people living in the damaged areas are going to need that help right away. it should arrive sometime this afternoon. katie marzullo is going to join news a moment. look at these live pictures. you can see so many homes have been devastated. the weather came up over the new jersey shore. people have a long way to go for recovery. >> reporter: the defense department says it is flying 17 aircraft from california to new york, that aircraft is loaded with power generation equipment that is going to help crews get the lights back. utility officials in new york say they are on track to get the power back in manhattan by saturday. wheels of recovery are turning slowly. look at the line for buses in brooklyn, six blocks long and growin
here tomorrow, folks. jenna: fires and blizzard in the aftermath of the killer superstorm named sandy. we're glad you're with us everybody as our coverage continues on "happening now." i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the damage is stagger two days after sandy slammed the entire east coast. neighborhoods are without power and flooded out. dramatic rooftops rescues in hard-hit areas like staten island, new york. new york city subways remain shut down for a second day because of massive flooding. new york not the only place struggling to recover from a monster storm that is blamed for 55 deaths. ohio feeling the sheer force of sandy did. this powerful storm knocked down trees, snapping power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of folks in the dark there. that is drop this the bucket compared to more than eight million who have no power. at the height of the storm. some as far away as michigan. a big chunk of the outages in new york. check out incredible video from huntington, long island. you can see as sandy rip as massive tree out right by the roots. this monster storm also changin
. the captain tacked east hoping to avoid the brunt of hurricane sandy. the captain face booked his reasoning. saying a ship is safer at sea than at port. the 20-foot waves battered the ship causing it to lose power. the update on face book. like. the bounty taking on waterment the kru hascrew abandoned ship. the sos at midnight. because of heavy wind it took seven hours before the coast guard chopper got to the scene, arriving at dawn. they found the bounty's crew 100 miles offshore, bobbing look human corks. the waves topping 20 feet. in this covered raft. their faces peeking out. with their fuel burning fast, the first coast guard diver is lowered down. with the pilot fighting to hold steady, at 30 feet above the water, rescue swimmer, dan todd pulled each survivor into the water. >> survivor in the water. >> i jumped in. hey, i am dan. i heard you needed a ride. >> he towed them through the waves from the chopper. survivors were hoisted up one at a time. >> it's swinging. >> we went straight over to the next life raft. it had throw more people. >> reporter: 14 people total. the mountainou
>> steve: these are some of the images that depict sandy. if you would like to share some yours with us, send them to us at youreport at fox news.com. >> brian: we'll have the latest coverage, keep it here. if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. stay tuned for the after the show show taking place right after this show is done. tied is hitting death toll is 16 people. rescuers trying to find people in their homes. no doubt they're out there. millions of people are in the dark. sandy is not done yet. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. bill: martha, good w good morning to you, martha i'm bill hemmer. we're in columbus, ohio. what a swing this made for this election. a couple miles from here. snow slamming central ohio. east and west virgina there is a blizzard warning covering a large part of that state. in parts a foot and even two feet of snow dropping in west virginia. martha: incredible pictures. back here in new york everybody is waking up to the devastation left behind by hurricane sandy. let me tell you something, it is epic. trees and power lines cras
>>> it's november 1st on "the cycle." it's been exactly 67 hours since superstorm sandy make landfall along the jersey shore. three days later, incredible signs of recovery. even more signs there's a long road ahead. >> i'm stove carneve kornacki. where is the money going to come from? >>> the storm has passed and both candidates are back on the trail. five days to go and the stakes couldn't be higher. >>> time toure. technology's come a long way since tim russert famously wrote florida, florida, florida. but what hasn't changed is the path to victory, making the sunshine state our state of the day. >> all that plus the image emblematic of what barack obama wanted from his presidency. it took four years and an act of god to get it. it's thursday and you're in "the cycle." >>> it's another day of slow progress as nearly two dozen states pick up the pieces from sandy. the death toll now stands at more than 80. also rising is the costs. now estimated at north of $60 billion. that's not hard to consider when you look at the incredible damage especially along the new jersey coastl
know, we still got to wait and see how the polls shift post hurricane sandy. one of those great things hearing mitt romney say the president cannot work with republicans, i think we saw him working pretty well with governor christie. let's see how the polls unfold in the next day or two. that's the critical moment when the last minute undecideds and there are still some out there will be making up their minds. >> all right, richard wolffe, david k. johnson, great to have you with us, thanks for joining us. >>> coming up, the state of the race with just four days to go. what the real numbers tell us, >>> coming up, a look at the state of the presidential race. we'll look at the latest numbers and we'll visit with bob shrum. nobody knows more than he does. at least that's what i say. then, more problems for ohio voters. hurricane sandy leaves thousands without power. and over 6,000 voters across the state purged from the rolls. how serious is this? we'll have the details. and paul ryan hasn't helped mitt romney a bit in wisconsin. now the congressman may have trouble hanging on to his ow
. hurricane sandy is now blamed for at least 76 deaths in the united states, two in canada, and 67 in the caribbea, bringing the total to 145. it isn't known exactly how many people remain unaccounted for in the aftermath of the storm. there are numerous reports in new york, new jersey and elsewhere of ongoing search efforts for people reportedly swept away or missing. two young boys. aged two and four were swept from their mother's arms by a storm surge on staten island. ten thousand army air and national guard troops have been put on duty in 13 states. people left with waterlogged homes and damaged businesses across the eastern seaboard say they're getting through, day by day. more than 700 patients had to be evacuated from new york's belleview hospital after sandy knocked out the hospital's power.. and flooding wiped out basement fuel pumps that power its generators. national guard troops carried some patients down more than a dozen flights of stairs to get them out. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured damaged areas of new jersey yesterday. the two put
and as it barrels up the coast, sandy is bringing furious winds, fierce rain, and dangerous flooding to nearly 60 million people in its path. a path that stretches more than 800 miles from north carolina to maine. hundreds of thousands have been ordered to evacuate. transit systems are shut down. the federal government is closed. and just eight days out from election day, the super storm is impacting the presidential race as well. president canceled a florida campaign rally this morning, returning to washington to meet with his storm response team. and this afternoon the president assured anxious americans that the federal government sf ready. >> we have prepositioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. we're making sure that food and water and emergency generation is available. i'm confident that we're ready, but i think the public needs to prepare for the fact that this is going to take a long time for us to clean up. >> and with that lengthy cleanup in mind, the president was asked about the potential impact on the quickly approaching election. >
power in the wake of superstorm sandy. a storm that killed 56 people. the crisis is far from over. ambulances tonight lining up outside of new york's bellvue hospital to evacuate 700 patients. pumps that supply oil to generators are under water. the new jersey flames raging through the shore town of mantoloking. but picture of the day has to be this. the mutual admiration society saw president and governor chris christie. this is what the president promised the victims of superstorm sandy. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all of the help you need until you rebuild. >> meanwhile, six days until election day, mitt romney is in the must-win state of florida with a new bipartisan tone. >> i've got to be able to reach across the aisle and get good democrats and republicans to work together. good democrats love america, just like good republicans love america. >> michael moore is here to react to all of the events and if you have questions tweet us@piers tonight. we will begin on the long hard commute for millions of new yorkers. it's a
macdonald. >>> cries for help. communities still in the dark with the growing death toll from sandy. how pleas for relief are quickly turning to anger. >> plus an agent attacked a bike toting passenger assaults a muni worker. how the victim is recovering and the search for the suspect. >> we are live at the tech museum of innovation at san jose. this is staff only but i don't see any staff around so i'm going to play with this today! and we'll talk weather, coming up. >> here's a live look at 280 traffic heading into san francisco. no problems but we're watching a couple of issues in the east bay. more coming up. >> it's friday, november 2. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:01. >>> the death toll keeps getting higher in the ten states devastated by sandy. >> at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck on sunday. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. the bodies of two young children were found who were swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines are frustrating drives in new york where one man was ar
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: right now brand new stories and breaking news this hour including superstorm sandy leaving behind a path of destruction. so many people in harm's way, surrounded by water, with no power, no phones, dwindling food. the latest on the rescue and the road to recovery. >>> only five days to go until election day as bill and martha were talking about. brand new polling what americans think about the rice right now. >>> brand new information on the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. what the administration knew weeks in advance. it is all "happening now." jon: good morning to you right now on this thursday as we get some ominous news. more than 70 people are dead now in the aftermath of one the worst storms in recent history. from the east coast really to the great lakes, americans are struggling to try to get back to normal life but the trauma and damage from superstorm sandy will linger for a long time to come. good morning i'm john scott. jenna: everything is secondary to the families that lost so much. jon: there is so much misery out there. jenna: i'm glad you're with
today. new york and new jersey declared major disaster areas, one day after the super storm, named sandy slammed into the u.s. mainland and left behind a trail of devastation. at least 18 people are dead across seven states and more than seven million now without power. you have huge portions of the state of new jersey underwater at this hour, including the resort town of atlantic city. where floodwaters swamped buildings and stranded many motorists. new jersey's governor, chris christie, weighing in on the damage earlier today. >> i will first say to all of you, especially those out there facing loss, devastation, and heartbreaking reality your home may be gone, we're with you. we have a long road ahead of us but i have complete confidence we're going to come out of this better and stronger than before. this state is too tough to give into this type of devastation. jenna: we're still getting a look at some of that devastation in new jersey. across the river in new york city, much of lower manhattan was plunged into darkness as the storm closed in on the city last night. it hurled a reco
today. the northeast crippled by sandy. 8 million without power, the storm moving very slowly toward canada. the weather channel's hurricane expert brian norcross joins me now. tell us the latest and give us feel for where it is going, where it's been and how unusual this storm has been. >> all right. andrea, this storm is still spinning around, centered here in pennsylvania now. none of them is of consequence. it's all about the weather going on. along the east coast in the new york metropolitan area a few showers around. still a good breeze coming off the ocean, though, and that will slow down some of the power restorations, because some of those winds are gusting 30 miles an hour or more. that's a problem. heavy rains around washington and also around washington, the water from the chesapeake bay is being pushed down now and is still causing some flooding although the general flooding picture is much, much mo improved from yesterday. up into maine there are severe thunderstorms with winds over 50 miles an hour up that way, so more power may go out with those storms and then over i
sandy has dumped several inches of snow, up to 2 feet in parts of west virginia. that's left more than 300,000 people in the dark today without power because this snow is so wet and heavy. it's taken down trees and it's taken down power lines. crews are having a very difficult time fixing those lines. they are going in my helicopter trying to identify where lines are down and they're having a tough time doing that because the storm continues to be so intense with high winds and heavy fog making flying difficult. in the meantime, authorities throughout the state are trying to make things easier for people riding out the storm. they're offering seven million meals over the next few days through fema, opening 50 shelters around the state and dispatching national guard troops to help people stranded in the storm. the governor's office asking all residents to be very patient, saying this will not be an easy storm to recover from and especially be patient with power still out, saying it could take days, even up to a week for that power to come back on. back to you. >> nbc's janel klein repor
sandy hours away from hitting land and it will hit the middle of new jersey, around atlantic city at a time when this storm has already been causing havoc among the most populated regions of the country, stepping back from this, this is an area that affected one out of five living americans and if you citizen the reach beyond those directly impacted to those who could be in the days and weeks appear you are talking about one in four members. so, a cobs station with a population that obviously doesn't need any further explanation. we should also let you know they are shutting this island of manhattan down. already the brooklyn battery and holland tunnel and to and from the lower part of manhattan are shut down and the north most bridge on the island is shut down. but the mayor has made it clear if the wins pick up he would shut down virtually all remaining arteries connecting this city to the rest of the world. so, america's premiere city would be blocked down not seen since 9/11. and the crane has been getting a good deal of attention and this is outside a building known as 157, a
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